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  • Public safety building plan cost increases

    Public safety building plan cost increases

    ELLSWORTH — Residents raised concerns on Monday evening about spending up to $10,000 more than was initially authorized to develop concept plans for a public safety building. The extra cost is because of changes to the plans made throughout the process, Councilor Gary Fortier said. Councilors voted last August to enter into a contract with

  • Candidate forum in Orland Oct. 15

    ORLAND — The nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Maine/Downeast will sponsor a Maine House and Senate candidate forum at the Orland Community Center on Monday, Oct. 15, from 6-8:30 p.m. The event will feature local candidates for Maine House districts 130 (Bucksport-Orrington) and 131 (Orland, Penobscot, Dedham, Stockton Springs, Otis, Prospect and Verona Island)

  • Hancock County Jail log Sept. 11-16

    Hancock County Jail log Sept. 11-16

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Sept. 11 and 16: Jeremy W. Fowler, 41, Ellsworth, domestic violence assault. Jacob D. Russell, 33, Bass Harbor, probation violation. Timothy L. Thorpe, 38, Dedham, back for court. Christopher R. Lapointe, 32, Bangor, back for court. Amanda L. Bowman, 38, Bucksport, unlawful drug

  • Interest grows for City Council seats

    Interest grows for City Council seats

    ELLSWORTH — Interest has grown for seats on the City Council. Three residents, including former Chairman John Phillips, have taken out nomination papers for two council seats. The terms of councilors Steve Beathem and Robert Crosthwaite are expiring this year. Gene Lyons and David Burks have successfully returned nomination papers, according to City Clerk Heidi

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 20

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 20

    ELLSWORTH — A Fletchers Landing woman, 71, reported the theft of a “large medical marijuana plant” on Saturday, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Campbell reported. Also missing are a “large amount of medical marijuana buds from four other plants, the deputy said. Youth problems A Stonington woman called police Saturday to report that her 10-year-old

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 20

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 20

    ELLSWORTH — A resident called police on Sept. 12 to report a man on North Street “with his pants down, exposing himself.” Officers spoke to the 69-year-old man at his home and warned him to “keep his pants up.” Carousing wife found at motel A concerned husband called officers to check on his wife at

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 20

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 20

    BUCKSPORT — A traffic violation led to the arrest of a motorist on Route 1 Sunday, according to police. Sgt. David Winchester arrested Meredith Greene, 39, of Bucksport on two Waldo County warrants. Winchester summoned Greene on charges of operating after suspension and bail violation. More arrests Officer Chris Woodman arrested James Caudle, 47, of

  • Cherryfield murder suspect scheduled to enter plea

    Cherryfield murder suspect scheduled to enter plea

    ELLSWORTH — A co-defendant in the killing of Sally Shaw in Cherryfield in July 2017 was scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Washington County Superior Court. Quaneysha Greeley, 20, of Lewiston is represented by Ellsworth attorney Jeff Toothaker. The Maine attorney general indicted Greeley and her co-defendant, Carine “Terror” Reeves, 37, of

  • Spectrum going digital

    ELLSWORTH — Customers of Spectrum, Maine’s largest cable provider, will be seeing updates in service as the company transitions to a digital-only format. The process will necessitate the installation of digital receivers for all customers who don’t already have them, as non-digital service will no longer be available. “Ellsworth, Belfast, Bucksport, Bar Harbor and MDI

  • Hancock man sentenced for assault on corrections officers

    ELLSWORTH — A judge Sept. 12 tacked three years onto the prison sentence of a Hancock man who is serving time for assaulting a friend’s child. Josef Messer, 37, was found guilty last week of assaulting two Hancock County Jail corrections officers, according to court records. Those assaults occurred April 20, 2018. Messer was ordered